PCC's Even getting out, won't run again
A long-time member of the Governing Board of Pima Community College won't seek another term. Brenda Even, in office since 2001, will step down when her term expires after the November election. Two others have filed to seek the District 1 seat on the board, the only one in question this year.
Even had declined for months to indicate if she would seek to retain her seat. During her tenure, PCC was shaken by administrative controversies, including allegations of sexual harassment by former college head Roy Flores, and was placed on probation in 2013 by national accreditors.
Early in 2013, Even was one of four board members — along with Marty Cortez, David Longoria, and Scott Stewart — who were called upon to resign by college faculty and staff.
With a filing deadline having passed on Wednesday, Even won't be on the ballot.
Running to fill her spot on the unpaid board will be Michael Duran, an exec at Tucson Medical Center, and Mark Hanna, a counselor at Catalina High Magnet School.
Earlier this year, an attempt to recall two other members of the five-member board, Stewart and Cortez, fizzled when an effort spearheaded by the Southern Arizona Leadership Council couldn't convince enough voters to sign recall petitions.